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Jaffna Municipality uses Kallundai Saltern - dumping ground for human waste
Return the property of the Saltern at Kallundai vested with Jaffna Municipality, which is presently used daily as dumping ground for human waste and city rubbishes. The Chairman of the Mantai Salt M.M.Ameen has protested to the Government Agent Jaffna, as well as to the Divisional Secretary of...
06.05.2015 - 10:58
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Meeting of MR & MS a non-starter? A reality? Doubts hang in the air!
Much awaited meeting of incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to l take place at the Parliamentry Complex at 1.30 p.m. today. Presidential Media Unit said the meeting between the duo will take place tomorrow at 1.30p.m. at the president's offi...
06.05.2015 - 08:49
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Expulsion of Tissa Attanayake from the membership of UNP invalid - The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court yesterday declared that the expulsion of Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake from the membership of the United National Party was invalid as the due process was not followed. The letter of expulsion conveyed to petitioner Attanayake was also declared invalid. . The former UNP General...
06.05.2015 - 08:26
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Buddhist Teachings Help Strengthen Moral Values
Protecting moral values along with the development of technology and the economy could be strengthened only through Buddhist philosophy, said President Maithripala Sirisena. The President also said that the government plans to implement a national and international programme to impart a comprehen...
06.05.2015 - 08:03
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Backstreet Boys rock Kuala Lumpur!
The long awaited concert of world’s best-selling boy band, Backstreet Boys, took place on Sunday, at the iconic Stadium Negara. The five piece American pop band vocal group which was formed in 1993 is a hit from the word go. The band’s current tour is known as ‘In A World Like This’. An undergra...
06.05.2015 - 07:33 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Former Minister Johnston Fernando Arrested And Remanded Till Tomorrow
Former Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade, Johnston Fernando, M.P., has been taken into custody by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) and produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya and was ordered to be remanded till tomorrow (06). Johnston Fernando has been...
05.05.2015 - 23:18
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A large magnitude 7.4 Earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea, no reports of damage
A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on today around 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of waves being seen and no reports of damage, said C...
05.05.2015 - 10:16
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Kerry seeks to reset US-Lanka relations, urges Sirisena to cooperate with UN in war crimes investigation!
US Secretary of State John Kerry who visited Sri Lanka recently sought to reset US-Lanka relations and urged new Lankan President Sirisena to work with the United Nations to ensure the investigation into war crimes met international standards order to renew ties. Kerry said the United States is prep...
05.05.2015 - 09:01 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Pakistan PM calls for further strengthening Pak-Sri Lanka economic relations
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan's economic ties and trade linkages with Sri Lanka must be further strengthened for the benefit of Sri Lankan people, Pakistani news paper 'Daily Times' said. The Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has called for further strengthening Pa...
05.05.2015 - 08:36
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Overview of 2015 UK election
With the aim of electing 56th parliament, the United Kingdom’s general election will take place on 7th May 2015. Many political parties are contesting to form the government in which Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democratic, UKIP and Green party are the major according to public opinion; however the...
05.05.2015 - 08:22 By ATM Haidar Khan
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Vesak Program at Medamulana- Televised Live in Jaffna
The Amadam Sisilasa Poya Day programme was organized this time for the 136th occasion with the participation of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This program carried live by a regional base TV belongs to Rajapaksa family. The Amadam Sisilasa Poya programme organized on every Poya Day was launche...
04.05.2015 - 16:11
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With no cure in sight, controlling asthma is essential
With no cure in sight, experts believe that controlling asthma is essential to ensure good quality of life for those living with it. "It is Time to Control Your Asthma" is thus the sub-theme of this year's World Asthma Day, an annual event earmarked for the first Tuesday of May, which is organised b...
04.05.2015 - 11:29 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Mannar Bishop admitted in the ICU in Colombo
Most Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph, Bishop of the Mannar Diocese who was on his way to Colombo to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry, was admitted to Colombo National Hospital after he collapsed. Source said the Bishop had suffered a stroke. According to sources from Bishop’s House Mannar he is unde...
04.05.2015 - 08:49
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Vesak Day marks triple events in the life of the Buddha & Its suits all era – President
It is with the much tranquility of devotion that I send this message on the occasion of the Triple Festival of Vesak, which comes with the Buddha's message of compassion to all beings, President Maithripala Sirisena stated in a message to mark Vesak. In a message to Mark Vesak Full Moon Poya, the...
04.05.2015 - 07:56
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Controlling and managing asthma is key to live a normal life
Living a normal life is possible if people with asthma can control and manage the condition well, say experts. This year's World Asthma Day theme is "You can control your asthma." Asthma is a chronic, long-term condition that varies in severity. It can be a serious and even life-threatening problem....
03.05.2015 - 11:29 By Rahul Kumar Dwivedi, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Microsoft Edge: replacement to Internet Explorer
Microsoft revealed the successor to Internet Explorer this week, which up until 2004 had been almost synonymous with web browser, thanks to the overwhelming reliance on its Windows operating system by computer users around the world. It is going to be called Microsoft Edge. The software giant reluc...
03.05.2015 - 07:53 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Lalin’s Column : Lt Col Kenneth Abeywickrama 10 April 1935 – 7 April 2015
Kenneth Abeywickrama, was born in Kandy to a well known and philanthropic Baddegama family in the South. He schooled at Royal College in Colombo, was a reserve Lieutenant Colonel in the SL Army Service Corps (Volunteers) from 1962 -1982, retiring after being the 21st Commanding Officer from 1977 to...
03.05.2015 - 06:18 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Letter from America: USCIRF Report on Burma
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently issued its report on Burma. The U.S. government has designated Burma as a "country of particular concern" (CPC) since 1999, most recently in July 2014. The longstanding Presidential action for this designation keeps the exis...
03.05.2015 - 11:16 By Dr Habib Siddiqui
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Buddhism in Russia and the Lankan connection
While Sri Lanka and many other predominantly Buddhist countries celebrate Vesak today (May 3), it is worth recalling this island’s connection with Buddhism in Russia. On May 23, 2012 the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences released the 1,045 page- Encyclopedia of Buddhism edited b...
03.05.2015 - 05:52 By Janaka Perera
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Burma: Fettering the press may cause an abortive reform
The 3rd May is the World Press Freedom Day. The day highlights the importance of the media freedom. The day also draws attention to freedom of expression, speech, writing, publishing and distribution of news among journalists, citizens of all nations and peoples of different classes living around t...
02.05.2015 - 12:40 By - Zin Linn
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